In response to the question “What’s happening, exactly?” posed by Folkestone Fringe (and as part of the MagiC Carpets platform), Pent Happenings is a series of audio-visual works based upon geo-scientific data and research concerning the urban area of Foord in Folkestone, home to a community that has experienced a history of severe flooding due to its proximity to the Pent stream that flows between properties and below ground en route to the sea at Folkestone Harbour.Continue reading Pent Happenings
Red Rover – the latest stop-motion short animation by Astrid Goldsmith – is a sci-fi action-adventure film about a diminutive race of Martian rock-beasts whose way of life is threatened by the arrival an exploratory rover from Earth. The score combines traditional orchestral music with other-worldly electronic sounds.
Watch the Red Rover film trailer here.
A virtual wind chime, created in Pure Data (Pd), reacts to real-time Met Office data. Wind speed and wind direction data is used to trigger a pentatonic scale of synthetic bell-like sounds. An automated text-to-speech recitation of the corresponding weather conditions is sounded at regular intervals, using descriptions from the Beaufort scale.
Live sea wave data streamed from a marine observation buoy is transformed into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. Using the Pure Data (Pd) programming platform, the various measurements are used to shape and control the different parameters of sound.